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The Avengers snubbed for Best Visual Effects! And Other Oscar Injustices #oscarssowhite

By now you may have heard The Academy of Snobby White Dudes snubbed an entire race in the acting categories. That’s not the only injustice plaguing the 2016 Oscar nominees. For decades, the Oscars stood as a measure of cinematic excellence.  But lately, the awards seem more like an exercise in ego stroking.  Do the winners even matter … Continue reading

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For Those Of You Who Love Data: Oscars 2015 nomination trends

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards. † denotes a repeat nomination, ‡ denotes four or more nominations, and  * denotes someone who won in the last 5 years.  All denotations indicate Academy membership. Main Picture Actor Director Animated Feature Writing Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay Production Cinematography Costume Original Score … Continue reading